Key thoughts and analysis from Matchday 2 in the Champions League
The Champions League rumbled on this week. Below, we dissect the biggest talking points from Matchday 2 in Europe’s premier club competition.
Newcastle show they belong
It was a party over 20 years in the making for Newcastle United.
A date against Paris Saint-Germain (perennial Champions League contender) and Kylian Mbappe (arguably the best player in the world) set the stage for what many expected to be an emotional and memorable return to the European stage for the Magpies. But not even the most loyal Newcastle fan could’ve predicted what would unfold during the team’s first Champions League contest at St. James’ Park since 2003.
From Miguel Almiron’s opening goal – Newcastle’s first in the Champions League since Alan Shearer scored against Inter Milan in March 2003 – to Fabian Schar’s wonder strike in injury time to seal a lopsided 4-1 victory, there was no shortage of unforgettable moments Wednesday for a fan base that’s endured som